Saturday, October 21, 2006

My first post! Wow, I can hardly believe that I will actually have a blog. I wonder if I will ever have anything to say that anyone will actually want to read. Never mind - here goes...

To introduce myself - I am married with 3 grownup children and two beautiful little granddaughters. I am privileged to live in a small rural town nestled into the South Island (the mainland!) of New Zealand.

My fibre-loves (since that is what I have created this blog for) are mainly spinning and knitting. I have dabbled a little in weaving in the past but it isn't really for me at this stage. In fact in the dim, distant past I have dabbled in many different crafts but that, my blogland friends, is another story for another day.

I belong to (am actually president of) the local spinners and weavers group. This is a fairly small group of mainly older ladies - I can safely say that I am the youngest member at present. Most are reasonably active in the group but as they age (average age, apart from me, would probably be about 68 or more) they are becoming more content with doing the same old thing. Very difficult to come up with new and varied ideas. They really are sweeties, though! And when there is a project to do they do get behind it. If I can work it out I will post photos one day soon of what the group did this year as a challenge.

But I think that is enough from me for now. Time for me to go and finish Mona Schmidt's Embossed Leaves Socks from the Winter 2005 Spin Off. Just the toes to go. I may even treat you to a photo of these, too, soon! Cheerio for now!


Mona strickt said...

Welcome to the blog-world! And, it's so cool that you would blog about my socks in your first post!

Happy Knitting and greetings from Montreal


KathyR said...

Thanks, Mona! I can't get over that someone (and a published designer at that!!) has read my blog AND left a comment.

Mama Bear said...

Welcome to blogland! I enjoyed your posts and love the colors on the pillow.

My daughter just joined the local spinners and weavers group (she is by FAR the youngest member there.. most are older than I am) and I will probably join her soon. They are the nicest people! They even loaned her a wheel.

I look forward to reading more.